Extreme frost!!! yet still bright sun. At 11 one degree below zero. On the 9th and 10th of Decr when my Thermr was down at 0, or zero; & 1 degree below zero: Mr Yalden’s Thermr at Newton was at 12, & 22. On Dec, 24, when my Thermr was at 10 1/2 that at Newton was at 22, & 19. At Newton, when hung side by side, these two instruments accorded exactly. Thomas Hoar shook the snow carefully off the evergreens. The snow fell for 24 hours, without ceasing. The ice in one night in Gracious street full four inches! Bread, cheese, meat, potatoes, apples all frozen where not secured in cellars under ground.
Posted by sydney on Dec 10th, 1784
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